Banner denouncing violence towards women at the Council of Majorca.

21-11-2016

Following the death of Celia Navarro at the hands of her husband this week, the campaign to fight gender violence is being stepped up. The Council of Majorca and twenty-one municipalities are coordinating efforts to give ever greater prominence to the issue, and on Friday (25 November) - the UN's International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women - there will be a wide programme of activities.

The Council of Majorca responded to last week's murder by activating its protocol of mourning for the first time and by declaring that deaths resulting from gender violence should be considered to be a matter of state. The Council's director for equality, Nina Parrón, says that there is still a long way to go in making society aware of the need to denounce and to recognise this type of violence.

Palma town hall will have an increased number of activities on 25 November, while on Friday evening there was a number of events in the Plaça del Tub as part of the campaign #elcontrolnoesamor. Aligi Molina, councillor for equality, took part in these events, which included graphic and visual arts, music and a fair for organisations that raise awareness about violence against women.

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